Author: Harri Jaakkonen

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Direct Access and Windows 7 / 8

Direct Access is an excellent vpn-solution from Microsoft. With Server 2012 R2 it got even better. There is alot of pages telling how to install it right, but in real life you have to combine some of them. So here…

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Exchange 2010 – Purge Deleted Items before retention limit kicks in.

Get all users Deleted Items size: Get-MailBox | Get-MailboxStatistics | select DisplayName,TotalDeletedItemSize Get a specific users Deleted Items Size: Get-MailboxStatistics <alias> | select DisplayName,TotalDeletedItemSize Purge All Users Deleted Items: get-mailbox | Search-mailbox -SearchDumpsterOnly -DeleteContent Purge a specific users Deleted Items:…

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Lync 2013 Response Groups Usage Report not working.

Lync 2013 Monitoring is great … well when it works 🙂 Today one customer wanted to open Response Group Usage Report and got nothing after 15 minutes on waiting. The reason was a broken index in lcscdr database. And the…

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How to set Exchange AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory Url’s to Empty

Do you know this …no? Well, neither did I. So here goes. Set-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory -Identity ‘autodiscover (default Web site)’ -internalUrl ($null) -externalUrl ($null) That wasn’t hard, was it? 🙂

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Lync and Exchange Web Services (EWS) and different DNS Domains- Exchange crawling e.g. for presence

Source: http://lyncuc.blogspot.fi/2013/01/lync-and-exchange-web-services-ews-and.html there is always confusion in how Lync is crawling Exchange Web Services (EWS). Generally it is necessary to understand how DNS must be implemented: Just remember, identify if you have DNS Split configuration, different internal and external DNS…

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TrustModelData: registry keys for the Lync Clients.

And Hi, Excellent article on TrustModelData by Terence Luk: http://terenceluk.blogspot.fi/2013/02/location-of-trustmodeldata-registry-key.html Location of the “TrustModelData: registry key for the Lync 2013 Client Those who are familiar with the certificate warning message: Lync cannot verify that the server is trusted for your…

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Fully automated uninstallation of Office 2007 / 2010 and Installation of Office 365 Click-To-Run

Hi again, Here a nice tip from Mark Kean for automating office installations as part of moving to the cloud. Uninstall old ones: http://marckean.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/fully-automate-removal-of-any-version-office-in-preparation-for-office-365/ Install new one: http://marckean.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/fully-automate-the-installation-of-office-365/

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Outlook 2013 stuck on Loading user profile.

If you can’t access Outlook 2013 to disable hardware acceleration, create the DisableHardwareAcceleration registry subkey. To do this, follow these steps: Exit all instances of Office applications (for example, Office 365, Outlook, and Lync Online). Start Registry Editor. Create the following…

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Migrate two different Exchange forest with the same netbios name to Office 365 with dirsync.

Our customer has two forests. And they have the same netbios name. So no forest trust then. One of them with users and computers and the other with different usernames and their mailboxes. The dilemma is to migrate them to…

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How to migrate CA Root from server to another

This article shows you exactly how to migrate CA Root to another server. The new server can be anything from 2008 to 2012 R2. In the Certification Authority snap-in, right-click the CA name, click All Tasks, and then click Back…

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